Definition of 'ramp'
Example sentences containing 'ramp'
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The bus had a space for wheelchairs and was equipped with a lowering platform and a wheelchair ramp. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Dare he use his ramp shot? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Humans wishing to ascend or descend used concrete ramps, installed to save on precious wartime steel. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The pressure is ramped up as they expect to be doing a lot better. The Sun (2014)How is it that the new stock has been built without ramps for wheelchairs? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company is also ramping up its research. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the model ramped up security just in case. The Sun (2011)He has been brought in to stabilise the company and ramp up production. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They might ramp prices up before any freeze came into effect. The Sun (2013)And that ramps up the pressure in his mind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And there is a sliding ramp for wheelchairs. The Sun (2008)Their business model is to ramp up house prices. The Sun (2013)But instead they ramped up the prices. The Sun (2012)The company is now ramping up its advertising business but lags way behind the rest of the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Police ramped up security as tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to descend for a march and candlelit rally. The Sun (2010)They are keenly priced and made ethically and well by adults in a clean factory with many fire escapes and wheelchair ramps. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So the coalition's secret war is also being ramped up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With a recovery nowhere in sight, the banks have ramped up the pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ireland's economic turnaround is also likely to ramp up demand for a float. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The training venue may need to have ramps for wheelchairs, lifts and reserved parking spaces. Training with N.L.P. (1994)An insurers' poll found charges are also ramped up for gas or central heating emergencies. The Sun (2008)I would be ramping up the pressure on the opposition and trading on our chances as underdogs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Oi, love, have you got a licence to use that ramp? The Sun (2013)Road trains will require changes to British roads, including bridge strengthening and changing access ramps and slip roads. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The use of manual ramps for the first time on the Underground has opened up parts of London previously out of bounds to wheelchair users. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I used to build these giant ramps and I would fly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'ramp'
British English: ramp /ræmp/ NOUN
A ramp is a sloping surface between two places that are at different levels.
I pushed her wheelchair up the ramp.
- American English: ramp
- Arabic: طَرِيقٌ مُنْحَدِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: rampa
- Chinese: 斜坡
- Croatian: rampa
- Czech: rampa
- Danish: rampe
- Dutch: helling
- European Spanish: rampa
- Finnish: ramppi
- French: rampe
- German: Rampe
- Greek: ράμπα
- Italian: rampa
- Japanese: 傾斜面
- Korean: 사면 도로
- Norwegian: rampe
- Polish: rampa
- European Portuguese: rampa
- Romanian: rampă
- Russian: наклонная плоскость
- Spanish: rampa
- Swedish: ramp
- Thai: ทางลาด
- Turkish: rampa
- Ukrainian: схил
- Vietnamese: đoạn đường dốc
Definition of ramp from the Collins English Dictionary
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